The company has now reduced approximately $3.6 billion of debt from the end of first quarter 2016
LAVAL, Quebec, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX andTSX: VRX) ("Valeant") today announced that, following the earlier-than-expected closing of the sale of three skincare brands to L'Oréal and the closing of the divestiture of a manufacturing facility in Brazil, it has reduced its senior secured terms loans by approximately an additional $220 million as of Monday May 1, 2017. In aggregate, the company has now reduced approximately $3.6 billion of debt from the end of first quarter 2016.
The company continues to advance toward its expectation of paying down $5 billion in debt from divestiture proceeds and free cash flow within 18 months of August 2016.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX:VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, gastrointestinal disorders, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.
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